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Old 02-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cichlids for a 10 and 20 gallon

Have a 10 and 20 gallon that I would like to stock with some kind of cichlids. Ie had kribs before so something else. I was thinking about brichardis, apistogramma cacutoides( don't think spelling is correct but cockatoos) or julies. I saw a cool blue Julie at my Lfs but idk what kind it was.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Yes, same here. Starting a 20 and thinking about convict cichlids and/or African cichlids. I'm super new to it so could use some advise/suggestions as well.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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for anything under a 55 gallon i would only recommend dwarf species
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Look into German Blue Rams, they look amazing but need very special care. They would do great in a 20g long if you had a breeding pair.
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I just got 6 African cichlids for my 20g I just started. They were 1.99 each and they're very pretty I also have a large Cory in the tank to.. I would recommend African cichlids
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i wouldnt reccomend africans in a 20 gallon. dwarf species would be perfect, or a shell dweller tank.
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What is exactly included in the African Cichlid grouping? Is it a specific species or just all of them from Africa? And what are the more popular species?
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The only cichlids that I personally would put in a 10g are shell dwellers. Multis are good for that tank size. I believe brevis would also work (but just to be clear, you need 1 species or the other, not both).
For the 20g, there are rams, apistos (there are a ton of varieties), golden dwarf cichlids, African butterfly cichlids, a keyhole cichlid, and a few others as well.
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I would lisson to absolut .in the 20gallon.rams there r so many. Gbrs.bolivan,golden, am a few more.cockatoo's r another there r lots off types off those as well,the other cichlids just get to big for those tanks I have gbrs an cockatoos an they r great.
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What is exactly included in the African Cichlid grouping? Is it a specific species or just all of them from Africa? And what are the more popular species?
Neally all cichilds get to big an need room to swim that's why if u have a 50 gallon an under u should look at dwalfs cichlids there r heaps an very cool to watch. If u have any questions message me an u will try an help
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